Exploiting METSAT for decision makers
The massive increase in data volume anticipated for the NPOESS era will require major upgrades to communication infrastructures and new techniques for efficiently ingesting, processing and disseminating information. The Meteorological Satellite Data Exploitation Capability (MDEC) will require design, development, test and implementation of a service-oriented architecture (SOA) and net-centric services to handle the increased data flow at the Air Force Weather Strategic Center. The new capability will enable decision- makers and operators to exploit the data for mission execution. Its architecture will be built in layers, allowing science models and functional components to be added, removed or upgraded individually, with minimal impact to other services.